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The Mint Planner, 5 May 2017

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Dimsum Menu


The Chinese eatery at Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel has craf-ted a menu consisting of dim sums and signature clay pots. On offer, among other items, are fried mapo tofu pockets and prawn crackling balls.

12.30-2.45pm. Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, Connaught Place. Meal for one, Rs1,500, plus taxes.


Bhutan Echoes

6-14 May

Delhi-based Serena Chopra’s photographs capture the everyday life of Bhutan.

10.30am-6.30pm. Tasveer Gallery, Bikaner House. Prices, starting from Rs1 lakh.


1500 Ka Dost

7 May

This Hindi drama is based on the journey of friendship in today’s urban environment. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

4pm/7pm. Akshara Theatre, Baba Kharak Singh Marg. Tickets, Rs200, available on

By Sohini Sen

A work by Sumakshi Singh.



Leaving The Terrestrial: Its Own Kind Of Archive

6 May-30 June

Sumakshi Singh uses delicate thread and wire to create marine and botanical forms. In all, 25 mixed-media works will be displayed.

11am-5.30pm. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Byculla East.



5-6 May

This play is about a poor man who is forced by local politicians to transform himself into a freedom fighter. Hindi. 2 hours.

9pm; and 5pm (Saturday). Prithvi Theatre, Juhu (26149546). Tickets, Rs500, available at the venue and on


Justin Bieber: Purpose World Tour

10 May

The Canadian singer is bringing his Purpose World Tour to India. Bieber is known for songs like What Do You Mean? and Sorry.

4-10pm. DY Patil Sports Stadium, Navi Mumbai. Tickets, Rs5,040, Rs7,700, Rs10,080 and Rs15,400, on

By Shweta Upadhyay

Flautist Suleiman.




Till 28 May

This English comedy is about a lawyer who tries to home in on her Mr Right once she gets responses to the matrimonial ad she had placed in the newspaper. 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Timings and venues vary. Tickets, Rs200, available on


Bhoomija’s Jackfruit 2017

6 May

Flautist Suleiman and Carnatic singer Sahana Chandrashekhar will perform as part of Bhoomija’s music by children programme.

7pm. MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs300, available on

Around Town

Mango Desserts@Swiss Bakery

Till 31 May

The Swiss Bakery at the Mövenpick Hotel is offering a range of mango desserts all through May, including Mango Chocolate Hazelnut Cake and Mango Moist Pound cake.

11.30am-8.30pm. Swiss Bakery + Cafe, Movenpick Hotel and Spa Bangalore, BEL Circle. Prices, starting from Rs119.

By Shivani Kagti

Irrfan Khan and Tabu in a still from ‘The Namesake’.




7 May

Three decades after the Natadha theatre group staged Boli, based on police atrocities on rebellious farmers in Bihar, Arna Mukhopadhyay has penned Bohuboli, with a similar subject. The production highlights a peasant mutiny against landlords, political leaders and the system in general.

2.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets Rs60 and Rs100, available at the venue. For details, call 9836595905.


The Namesake

6 May

This Indo-American movie revolves around an immigrant Bengali couple trying to adjust in an unknown country.

4-6pm. American Center, 38A, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, New Market Area (39846310). Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

By Indranil Bhoumik



Under The Radar

Till 30 June

This public art project is a group show of 18 works by artists like R.B. Holle, Hukum Lal Varma and Shabbar Hassan Qazi.

11am-7pm. Sandy’s Chocolate Laboratory, Austin Nagar, Teynampet. Prices, Rs20,000-58,000. For details, call 9941012383.

Around Town

Into The Woods

10 May

This half-a-day nature forest camp will be conducted at the Guindy National Park by Bay of Life, an outfit that offers outdoor learning programmes for children. It will introduce participants to outdoor learning, where they can explore and become friends with nature through a scavenger hunt, bird observations, etc. Open to children between the ages of 7-15, for a batch size of 25 participants.

4pm. Guindy National Park, Guindy. Fee, Rs450. For details, visit

By Nandini Reddy


Around Town

Thoda Saaf Bol

11 May

Abhishek Upmanyu is a stand-up comedian and haiku enthusiast.

8pm. Aqua, The Park, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda. Tickets, Rs499, available on


Pink Haathi + 2

5 May

Written by Avinash Matta, the Hinglish play Pink Haathi In The Room talks about life and the gifts and opportunities it offers. This hour-long play will be followed by two other plays: Banerjee Babu, a Hindi play about a lonely man looking for someone to befriend, and Stale Nachos, an English play on the love of food.

8pm. Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, off Road No.1. Tickets, Rs150, available on

By Sohini Sen

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